We like it when we can arrange tours that are both educational and off the beaten path and Yaxha is one of those places. We can arrange full-day, sunset and overnight trips to the ruins of Yaxha, as well as Tikal in Guatemala.
Trip Advisor ranks Yaxhá as one of the “must see’s” in the Petan Region of Guatemala, yet it retains the atmosphere of discovery.
The architecture is somewhat different here, and there are good example of a more rounded edge design. We spent about 2-3 hours walking around and scrambling up temple/pyramid steps, a relaxing, serene experience, as the number of visitors are significantly less than Tikal.
The view overlooking the jungle, farm lands, and lakes from the tops of the temples/pyramids are first rate.
Having a knowledgeable guide to show you around makes all the difference in gaining the full impact of a visit to Yaxhá. If you are making the trip to Tikal … consider adding Yaxhá to your itinerary or ask us about a Yaxhá Sunset Tour.
“Tikal’s Smaller Neighbor–Serene and Sensational”
“Before going to Guatemala I did some research but only one person answered me on the forum about visiting Yaxha. We decided to add it to our original trip to Tikal, because we were not planning to visit the Country twice and were very, very happy to have done it”!
“We had more time to spend in the temples, less people climbing the stairs or none, amazing views of the lake from the top of the temples and with the monkeys, toucans and wildlife made it even more magical.”
“An entire Survivor TV series was filmed there in 2005. It is an amazing place like Tikal but less visited, quiet, untouched and in some ways better”.
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